Recent Viewpoints

April 14, 2021
Brit Hume Tweet - Lester Holt statement

Kerby Anderson Lester Holt (NBC anchor) recently explained to his audience that “fairness is overrated.” He argued that the “idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in.” The example he used is certainly one that everyone would accept. “That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time and attention. But he went on to expand this trivial example…

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April 12, 2021
Infrastructure

Kerby Anderson Would investments by the federal government and state governments help improve America’s infrastructure? The answer is obviously, yes. Is the current bill before Congress about much more than rebuilding America’s infrastructure? Again, the answer is obviously, yes. The president and his administration promoted it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” infrastructure bill. Given the fact that it will cost at least $2 trillion, you could certainly say that. I say at least, because other politicians are asking for $4 trillion, and…

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April 12, 2021
Mariannette Miller-Meeks vs Rita Hart

Kerby Anderson Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic House members considered removing an elected member of Congress and replacing her with another Democrat. That did not happen because the Democrat decided to withdraw, leaving the elected Iowa Republican in the House of Representatives. This incident raises lots of questions. The Constitution does allow Congress to disqualify an election, but that power hasn’t been used in decades and has been reserved for when there has been serious misconduct. The congressional election…

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April 9, 2021
politicians on Capital steps - transgender flag

Penna Dexter The Equality Act has passed the House of Representatives and awaits a Senate vote. It’s a priority for the president who says he wants it passed in his first 100 days. The law makes sexual orientation and gender identity protected categories under civil rights law. Elevating public protections for LGBTQ activities diminishes protections for religious people and organizations. The Equality Act would define much of what churches, and religious people and organizations do as “public accommodations.” So, religious…

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April 9, 2021
Google tab open computer- thru magnifying glass

Kerby Anderson Mike Huckabee warns us about the influence of Big Tech in a recent commentary. He understands that everyone knows that Big Tech has been in the business of collecting data on each of us to sell to advertisers. But then he asks, “did you know that they’re also selling information about us to federal agencies? He explains that these companies have been collecting data from different services and then use artificial intelligence to understand our personality traits. Apparently,…

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April 8, 2021
Apocalypse Never Cover

Kerby Anderson Michael Shellenberger has been working in the environmental arena for decades. But he began to become more concerned when he was hearing claims that “billions of people are going to die” unless we implement radical, draconian environmental policies. Early on in his book, he explains why he decided to part company with some of the environmentalists and set the record straight. “Much of what people are being told about the environment, including the climate, is wrong, and we…

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April 7, 2021
UK-Climate-Assembly

Kerby Anderson The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in 2020 have been devastating to life and livelihoods. But some think it provides a model for what must be done in the future to address the problem of climate change. Some see it as a “test run” for a new climate-driven economy. That was essentially the argument at the UK Climate Assembly that met last year. One speaker noted that in order to deal with the threat of the virus the government…

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April 6, 2021
All thumbs up

Kerby Anderson Dr. Michael Brown writes about not always trusting your own echo chamber. I always encourage my listeners to read widely because you might miss important perspectives and arguments that will challenge your thinking. He begins by quoting from DC Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman, who I discussed yesterday. He argued that two of the most influential papers (New York Times and Washington Post) “are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets.” He also added that nearly all television “is a Democratic…

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April 5, 2021
Covington-KY-student-Nicholas-Sandmann-Lincoln-Memorial

Kerby Anderson In the process of evaluating a Supreme Court standard for the media, an appeals court judge also made a startling statement about the state of media in this country. Judge Laurence Silberman is a senior judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and may be best known for his opinion on the Heller decision concerning the Second Amendment. He argued that the landmark libel ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan should be reconsidered. Back then, the…

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April 2, 2021
Biden - 2 women generals - International Women's Day

Penna Dexter Flanked by a couple of female generals, President Biden spoke recently at an event marking International Women’s Day. In comments on the speech, Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered how the military’s focus on placing women in combat and procuring maternity flight suits is really going to help us deal with the rising Chinese military threat. Considering this push, plus the Biden administration’s announcement that the Pentagon will pay for gender reassignment surgery for active-duty personnel, one does…

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April 2, 2021
Good Friday Gold Crown of Thorns

Kerby Anderson Today is Good Friday. On this day, believers around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We all understand that. What most of us don’t understand is why this dark day in which Jesus suffered and died is called “Good Friday.” Why isn’t it called Bad Friday or Dark Friday? Over the years, people have put forward various theories. Some argue that it is called Good Friday because something good came about because of the death, burial,…

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